The Jacksonville Jaguars played without linebacker Daryl Smith and cornerback Derek Cox in Sunday's overtime loss to the Minnesota Vikings. The Jags could have used both of them, as second-year quarterback Christian Ponder had the game of his career, going 20-for-27 with a 105.5 passer rating.
When asked if the depleted defense changed play calling, Jacksonville head coach Mike Mularkey said:
"It changes game planning if you have any idea that a player may not be active or limited or he's had some concerns over the injury. It plays right into the game plan. How do you attack that weakness? That injury weakness. How do you attack a good player that's out there that would typically not be, or the special teams, like a Daryl Smith."
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